Traditional Process Meets Modern Design

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 - Hot Design

Traditional Process Meets Modern Design The Cesky Klin glass plate is a great example that simple traditional production methods can yield unique and functional contemporary designs. Applying his family’s classical Czech glass molding techniques, designer Martin Zampach melts glass to a specially prepared mold to...

ALEX Reusable Bottle Winners!

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 - Hot Design

ALEX Reusable Bottle Winners! Thanks to everyone (300+) who pledged never to buy plastic bottled water again. Even if you didn’t win, I urge you to keep to your pledge. Thanks to our sponsor Nice Reusables. Here are the 5 winners. Please send me your...

Easy Step for Pregnancy Protection

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 - Hot Design

Easy Step for Pregnancy Protection Surprisingly, urine can be a very good indicator of your health, which is why women who are expecting usually have a urine analysis conducted routinely at checkups. The Pregnancy Control is a take-home urinalysis instrument that anyone can use. With...

Strap-on Some Groove

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 - Hot Design

Strap-on Some Groove The GROOVESTRAP is a T-shaped handy thang that hooks onto an external 2.5-inch external Hard Drive and converts it to a useful interim MP3 player. Kinda getting you back into the groove with your music on the go. It features a knob...

Super Clean Surfaces

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 - Hot Design

Super Clean Surfaces The effervescent Andrew Kim is back again with yet another brilliant concept. This time it’s Warp, a cleaning system for your digital medias coupled with a system that hides wires and docks your iPhone. I simply love the clever attention to detail...

Time in an Eclipse

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 - Hot Design

Time in an Eclipse Wall clocks, these days, are not just meant to be used to keep track of time. CAUCA produced this unique and interesting wall clock called the Eclipsion.It’s intricately designed to measure time in a path that meets at a certain point to...

DNA Stamper, Identities and Genism

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 - Hot Design

DNA Stamper, Identities and Genism The D.N.A Stamper offers the public the chance to contemplate the impact of granting someone access to their biological data. The aim of this project is to challenge them to think about how much they value their identity. Who should...

You Can Lead a Bull to Water… Period.

Friday, April 29th, 2011 - Hot Design

You Can Lead a Bull to Water… Period. I’ll be the first (maybe in the world) to admit that I don’t love car maker Lamborghini. Don’t get me wrong, I understand it’s appeal… duh, it’s the ultimate super-car. But I just want to see something...

CKIE Spotlight: Deckster iPod nano Time Piece

Friday, April 29th, 2011 - Hot Design

CKIE Spotlight: Deckster iPod nano Time Piece There are a handful of iPod nano accessories that turn the venerable nano into a proper watch but all of them come with caveats. I appreciate when designers not only address the aesthetic values of design, but also...

Metronomie Concept

Thursday, April 28th, 2011 - Hot Design

Metronomie Concept Unfortunately I don’t get to take the subway to work every day. Even though it sounds like fun I’m sure seeing the same irregular patterned seats and bad advertisements everyday would eventually become another humdrum activity.  Yves Lombardet’s idea is to take the...